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Old 07-18-2010, 06:20 AM   #1
William (Dthdealer)
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Microsoft told me 'EULAID' in the Windows 7 licence agreement

A note to have before reading this topic is that I do not own Windows 7. I have to thank Microsoft for making Windows Vista however, which led me to the world of Linux.

EULA = End User Licence Agreement
Pronounced YOU-LAH

After having a look at I decided to have a look at the Windows 7 licence to see if it has changed much. Without ownership of such a product ( of which I would only be able to read the EULA through a tiny box on the screen ) I decided to google 'Windows 7 EULA' and ended up at this page:

Note to website writers: Effing Javascript should be used to ENHANCE the web experience and NOT BE REQUIRED like it is on this page for multiple reasons, including security concerns and linearisation of content experience leading to more user input required to access content than a static page would.

Anyway, I was then taken to a download link for a PDF containing the EULA. I believe these PDFs are generated-on-the-fly as the name of the document was a bunch of random characters ( Windows 7_Ultimate N_English_5bc4c434-f247-4b8d-b146-cf47307d269b.pdf ) and in doing so it presented me with a rather satisfying error at the very end of the file.

See attached image, very bottom to the left of my cursor.

It seems Microsoft is adamant about my behaviour in a certain concern.

Perhaps EULA-ID? Funny anyway.

( From store option --> Windows 7 --> Ultimate N ( very bottom ) --> English )
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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Mickey$oft is the best reason for using Slackware Linux.
Old 07-19-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
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welcome home William (Dthdealer).

hope your having a lot of fun. how's it coming along?
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A failed mail, I've never seen one of those before.


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